Gwen O’Neil’s vivid abstract paintings comprise of wave-like color shifts of stippled brushwork, crashing and swirling across the raw canvas. The luminous compositions take inspiration from nature, specifically bird murmurations, with gestures opening and closing, expanding and collapsing upon themselves. O’Neil listens intuitively to the workings of her process, maintaining a balance between steady systematic dabbing and a looseness through her palette. Formally and conceptually the works hearken to California and west coast tradition of exploring light and color. O’Neil lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.